McDonald's workers tour globe for minimum wage raise
McDonald’s workers from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles traveled to eight countries on three continents as part of plan to get fast-food workers and unions involved in a global movement to get workers higher pay, a 15 dollar minimum, and union rights. Chicago recently approved a bill to increase the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019. It falls short of the $15 minimum that fast food workers have been demanding. Jessica Davis, a McDonalds worker from Chicago, traveled to Brazil and Argentina. Massimo Frattini, is the international coordinator of the IUF. The IUF is the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations, a federation composed of 396 trade unions in 126 countries representing a combined 12 million workers. They join us to discuss the global movement for fast food workers.
(photo: Protesters participate in a rally outside a McDonald’s on Chicago's south side as labor organizers escalate their campaign raise the minimum wage for employees to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File))